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Giller winner Souvankham Thammavongsa takes home $20K Trillium Book Award

Giller winner Souvankham Thammavongsa takes home $20K Trillium Book Award

TORONTO — Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Souvankham Thammavongsa is adding Ontario's top literary prize to her trophy case. Thammavongsa was awarded the Trillium Book Award for "How to Pronounce Knife,'' published by McClelland & Stewart.
Jared Kushner has book deal, publication expected in 2022

Jared Kushner has book deal, publication expected in 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump and one of his top advisers during his administration, has a book deal.
Labour shortages, closed borders major obstacles to B.C. restaurant, tourism restarts

Labour shortages, closed borders major obstacles to B.C. restaurant, tourism restarts

VICTORIA — Progressive easing of pandemic health restrictions in British Columbia are welcome steps to bring back normal life, but tourism and restaurant sector representatives say operators face daunting COVID-19 related barriers of worker shortages
California marks reopening with jackpots, Hollywood flair

California marks reopening with jackpots, Hollywood flair

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Welcome back, California. San Francisco announced the return of its iconic cable cars. Disneyland threw open its doors to out-of-state tourists. And Gov.
The Latest: Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at parks

The Latest: Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at parks

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at its theme parks in Florida and California in the latest move by the company to ease up on pandemic restrictions implemented last year.

Contaminants in generic drugs may cause long-term harm to DNA: B.C. researcher

VANCOUVER — Contaminants in some generic medications used to treat heart disease, diabetes and other common conditions could damage DNA, affect basic cell functions and increase the risk of cancer, suggests a study from the University of British Colu
Some long-wear makeup linked to toxins harmful to health and environment, study says

Some long-wear makeup linked to toxins harmful to health and environment, study says

TORONTO — The secret ingredient to some long-lasting makeup looks could be toxins that pose long-term hazards to human and environmental health, suggests a new study by University of Toronto researchers.

Senate approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would make Juneteenth, or June 19th, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The bill would lead to Juneteenth becoming the 12th federal holiday.
MLB threatens pitchers with 10-game bans for altering balls

MLB threatens pitchers with 10-game bans for altering balls

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games for using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs in a crackdown by Major League Baseball that will start Monday.
Federal judge blocks Biden's pause on new oil, gas leases

Federal judge blocks Biden's pause on new oil, gas leases

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water was blocked Tuesday by a federal judge in Louisiana, who ordered that plans continue for lease sales that were delayed for the Gulf of Mexico